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When Your Sausage Fails

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While diving in the Coral Sea during the first week of April, our irascible Aussie contributor, Bob Halstead, ended up a great distance from the Golden Dawn with a failed safety sausage. He used a simple solution to get spotted.

"We had a splendid time with the sharks at Picasso Pass, and I swam further down the pass, keeping my left shoulder to the slope. After a while, I was a bit concerned when the others had not caught up. I had found a hot spot with thousands of jacks, barracuda and other fish milling around. Truly spectacular! But the others missed it all. I found out later that they had taken a shortcut back to the boat. I was surprised no one else was around, so before I entirely ran out of nitrox (I also had a full pony bottle), I decided to do my stop in the shallows, then surface....


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